PodCon will take place in Seattle, Washington, on December 9 and 10 of 2017. It is a place where people can get together and really just “get into” podcasts for a couple of days. Tickets are on sale now. PodCon started by raising money through crowdfunding on Indiegogo. That campaign has now closed, with $243,746 raised by 3,022 backers.
There is an interesting description on the PodCon website about how it got started:
PodCon is the result of a conversation between four people:
Hank Green (who has run a bunch of conferences and conventions)
Joseph Fink and Jeffery Cranor (who created Welcome to Night Vale)
Travis McElroy (who produces more podcasts than any other known human.)
PodCon will bring together a diverse group of podcast pros in Seattle, Washington for two days of live podcasts, performances, discussions, workshops, and weirdness. You can expect live podcasts from your favorite creators, special guest performances, panel discussions for both creators and fans, expert-led creative workshops, and “a whole bunch of wacky weirdness.”
Featured Guests Include:
- Gaby Dunn – Bad With Money With Gaby Dunn
- Dylan Marron – Welcome to Night Vale
- Phoebe Judge and Lauren Spohrer – Criminal
- Rod and Karen Morrow – The Black Guy Who Tips
- Roman Mars – 99% Invisible
- Franchesca Ramsey – Last Name Basis
- Aaron Mahnke – Lore
- Kevin T. Porter – Gilmore Guys
- Hank and John Green – Dear Hank and John
- Dr. Sydnee McElroy – Sawbones
- Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy – My Brother, My Brother and Me
There are two types of tickets. You can purchase a General Admission ticket for $100.00. Or, if you want to attend PodCon (but cannot make it there in person), you can purchase a Remote Attendance ticket. It costs $30.00.
The Remote Attendance ticket works like this: You buy one. PodCon happens. A few weeks after the event, PodCon sends you password protected podcast links with audio recordings of almost all of the panels, performances, and live recordings. I’ve never heard of a podcasting conference offering this to ticket buyers.